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Outreach Event

End of programme workshop

Monday 9th DECEMBER 2013

Portlaoise Heritage Hotel


The aim of this meeting wass to share the findings of the PLANFORBIO Research Programme, and to provide an opportunity for scientists, practitioners and policy makers to work with the project research scientists to develop the recommendations arising from this body of work.



09:30 Registration
09:45 Dept. of Agriculture, Food & the Marine – Funding Forest Research, Tom McDonald, DAFM
10:00 PLANFORBIO Programme Overview, Professor John O’Halloran, UCC
10:15 Management of biodiversity in a range of Irish forest types, Professor Fraser Mitchell, TCD
10:45 Achieving effective Rhododendron control, Dr. Nick McCarthy, WIT

11:15 Coffee break

11:30 Optimum scenarios for Hen Harrier conservation in Ireland, Dr. Mark Wilson, UCC
12:00 Implementation of an assessment and monitoring programme for biodiversity in Irish and British forests, Professor John O’Halloran, UCC
12:45 PLANFORBIO GIS - Opportunities for multidisciplinary spatial analyses and decision support, Rory Scarrott, CMRC

13.00 Lunch break

14.00 Round-table review of recommendations

15:15 Coffee break

15.30 Synthesis and round up, Chair: Professor John O’Halloran


Planning and Management Tools for Biodiversity in a Range of Irish Forests

PLANFORBIO Research Programme, Dept. of Zoology, Ecology & Plant Science, University College Cork, Distillery Fields,North Mall, Cork, Ireland